Tristan D. Yan, BSc, MBBS, MS, MD, PhD

Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia; The Collaborative Research (CORE) Group, Sydney, Australia

Tristan Yan is a Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Professor of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery at the Macquarie University Hospital and Associate Clinical Professor at the University of Sydney, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney, Australia. Professor Yan graduated from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) with Bachelor of Science (Medicine), Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery. He had also completed three postgraduate higher degrees, Master of Surgery (USyd), Doctor of Medicine (UNSW) and Doctor of Philosophy (UNSW). He was trained at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and St Vincent’s Hospital in Sydney and then obtained Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellowship from the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. Following advanced specialty fellowships in the United States, England, Scotland and Germany, he is fully trained in major thoracic aortic surgery, minimally invasive cardiac surgery, and minimally invasive thoracic surgery. He has authored or co-authored more than 180 articles and textbook chapters, with an h-index of 32 and approximately 4000 citations. He is the Chairman of CORE Group International, and responsible for establishing and organizing the world’s largest multi-institutional Aortic ARCH Registry, consisting of more than 12,000 patients. He is also the founder and the Editor-in-Chief of the Annals of Cardiothoracic Surgery.

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Terms of Appointment: Feb 2014 - Jan 2018; Feb 2018 - Jan 2022